On Basketball last week: Was impressed with the overall effort, like Juice Thompson playing most of the 2nd half with 4 fouls, and making most of his foul shots towards the end.
-- Jon Shurna playing above his injury - altho he landed hard on
that left ankle and it appeared to me that he sat out the last 4 or 5 minutes.
-- Alex Marcatullio playing much better than just a guy coming off the bench,
same with Mike Capocci - NU actually went to a 3 guard 2 forward offense (or it seemed to
maintained the lead.
-- Luka! - big nite for Luka Mirkovic, and lots of effort in the
lane at the other end, altho in the last 10, Indy started to drive the hoop and
Luka was sometimes out of position.
-- JerShon Cobb seems to be getting over his frosh jitters. He had
some seriously good shots drop even though he still makes frosh mistakes.
-- Drew Crawford was the only guy who didn't seem comfortable
with his shot Sunday night.
One thing that was absent most of the nite was the 1-3-1.
Juice was either up front or on the edge. They also seemed to be
playing a zone with Juice moving back and forth up and down. Whatever
it was, it
definitely controlled most of Indy's inside game until the end as they
were forced to rain down 3 pointers..
Indy apparently doesn't have much inside yet and the Cats 3 point shooting
forced Indy to play away from the basket. Juice had several nice layups off
drives to the basket. Still, few offensive rebounds in the mix.
Calling the Game: I don't think anyone realizes just how good Shon Morris
is - his "Vanilla" comment about his "secret team nickname" after Cobb introduced Crawford
Lightning" was pretty funny if not memorable. Last night it was fun to listen to the
talk about NU, Indiana, and the game at hand, rather than whatever the guys in
Illinois chattered about thru the 2nd half.
We Aren't' the only ones: The fun never stops in Michigan - from the AD "There will
always be a certain number of people who enjoy criticizing
others, and there is nothing any of us can do about them! However, for
those of you who want to help bring Michigan football back to where we
all want it to be, you can help by getting behind our new coach and
ignoring those who enjoy creating controversy and resentment."
After the Illinois game, and Big 10 Loss #3, we heard a little of this
stuff from our fans about Bill Carmody who just signed a contract
extension. BC has the Cats playing over .500 the last 3 years and doing
it without a legitimate big man inside.
And Finally: I won't dump on anyone's "colors," but watching the
National Championship game (as called by NU Alum Brent Mussberger), I
can't believe the yellow color of the Oregon Ducks. Could you imagine
them playing at Boise State? Makes my head hurt.
Random Thoughts: January Week 2
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